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The BBC's Political Editor Nick Robinson shines a light on the process by which controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall.

With a panel of top politicians and advisers, he reveals the arguments, the calculations and the challenges that confront government when decisions are simply unavoidable. What counts more - political advantage or the national interest?

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45 minutes

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Sat 20 Jan 2007 22:15